Dec 14, 2018 Last Updated 5:11 AM, Dec 14, 2018
In a crucial referendum on self-determination, more than 141,000 New Caledonians went to the polls on 4 November to determine the political status of the French Pacific dependency. After twenty years transition under the 1998 Noumea Accord, the referendumposed the question: “Do you want New Caledonia to accede to full…

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November was an incredibly busy month where it saw Papua New Guinea stood tall in marketing itself and the rest of the Pacific with it to the world by hosting what’s deemed to be the largest ever conference to be staged in our part of the ocean. You can read…
What was supposed to be the summit that showcases Papua New Guinea to some of the world’s powerful economies ended up being the show ground for a US-China power struggle in the largest island in the South Pacific. It was an APEC Summit of one drama after another, fuelled by…
This month’s visit to Fiji by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, is another chapter in the Pacific’s long history with the Commonwealth. This association of 53 independent and equal sovereign states, has brought many benefits to the region ranging from human rights and climate change related development projects, scholarships…
Dame Meg Taylor, PIFS Secretary General, presented the Keynote Address at the Pacific Preparatory Meeting for the 6th Asia Pacific Forum for Sustainable Development on 24 September 2018 at the Nadi Tanoa International Hotel. She listed seven challenges for the region, emanating from the First Quadrennial Pacific Sustainable Development Report…
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